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Old 30th January 2010, 17:56   #16
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How on earth does Porsche manage to retain the classic 911 design, yet evolve it continuously to make the car look contemporary enough! Hats off to the design team. The only other marque I can think of is the Jeep.
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Some new spyshots of the 911 convertible during winter testing.
Being a 911, the stylistic changes won't be revolutionary, but Autoblog's gotten word from insiders that active aerodynamics are part of the package (think the Ferrari 458 Italia's pliable nose), along with a new speed-deployable rear spoiler and a handful of openings in the bodywork to tweak airflow and cool off components.

We've been seeing spyshots of the 911 since many months now and i can say that the Germans really test their cars to the limits. And the outcome is always outstanding! I think the secret behind BMW, Merc, Audi, Porsche, VW etc. being such great cars, is the rigorous tests they do in various terrains and weather conditions.

source: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/18/s...1-convertible/
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How on earth does Porsche manage to retain the classic 911 design, yet evolve it continuously to make the car look contemporary enough! Hats off to the design team. The only other marque I can think of is the Jeep.
Completely! People criticize their design team because they think they're not innovative enough as they don't come up with fresh, revolutionary styling instead of being evolutionary. But the beauty of borrowing classic styling cues and yet, managing to add that touch of modernity is yet to be understood by many!

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Some new spyshots of the 911 convertible during winter testing...



...is the rigorous tests they do in various terrains and weather conditions.

source: Spy Shots: 2011 Porsche 911 Convertible — Autoblog
Thanks for the update theragingbull,

Nice to see more modern touches being added like adaptive aerodynamics. They seem to be flogging the 998 constantly. And it speaks volumes in the quality of the end product. This could be a Carrera if I'm not mistaken. They've got the 'Turbo' spec bumper on it though. And that camouflaged spoiler at the back might be a dummy to fool some. It even has the trademark 4-pipe exhaust that's exclusive to the top end Carrera. The intakes on the side might be fake too. Or I might be wrong?

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This could be a Carrera if I'm not mistaken. They've got the 'Turbo' spec bumper on it though. And that camouflaged spoiler at the back might be a dummy to fool some. It even has the trademark 4-pipe exhaust that's exclusive to the top end Carrera. The intakes on the side might be fake too. Or I might be wrong?
Hard to say suhaas! Those bumpers and side-vents seem to point the to the Turbo Cabriolet.But the dual pipes suggest it could also be the Carrera S/4S Cabrio.Which is most likely.Too early for the 998 Turbo Cabrio to surface!
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Hard to say suhaas! Those bumpers and side-vents seem to point the to the Turbo Cabriolet.But the dual pipes suggest it could also be the Carrera S/4S Cabrio.Which is most likely.Too early for the 998 Turbo Cabrio to surface!
That could also be a key reason. It's too early for the 998 Turbo Cabrio to surface! Usually, Porsche tend introduce the Turbo and its various variants a few years after they introduce the Carrera. I'd forgotten to mention that!
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Is it just me, or doe those fog lamps (next to the air dams) seem more like an after thought?
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Is it just me, or doe those fog lamps (next to the air dams) seem more like an after thought?
Not afterthoughts Nitin! But subtle design elements that emphasize the width of the car,and they look good IMO.Just like the fogs on the current Turbo.
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Porsche has been testing the next-generation 911 for a while now and it is expected to make its public debut in the second half of this year. Internally known as 991, this car is expected to be wider, flatter and sleeker than the outgoing 911.

Based on different spy photos, here are five renderings here by Teamspeed member Wild Speed of what the next 911 could look like. The blue 911 pictured shows how the turbo version could look like, which will arrive later than the regular 911.

Source: Rendered speculation: 2011 Porsche 911 | ThisWeekinMotors.com

EDIT: Request mods to change thread name to: 'Next generation 911: Spy shots & Renderings'
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New Cayenne and Panamera influences.As expected! The red one in particular looks very tasty.Nice pics suhaas!
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Nice pics suhaas. The rendering look good and I feel this 911 will look better than the current 911.
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wow! If those are renderings are true, then I think i should seriously start loving Porsches now.
Had seen the making of the Porsche 911 GT2 last month on Natgeo Megafactories. It was amazing to see how each Porsche is made with so much precision! After watching that, I have immense respect for this supercar manufacturer.
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The design changes are so wonderfully subtle!But still it stands out from the 997.
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still the same old same old..FAIL!!
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2011 Porsche 911 rendering according to Autocar UK
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The grapewine is that the car is longer cause it is now a mid-engined car.
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